Could ‘Get Out’ Contend For An Oscar?
Jordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama.
The film’s classification will ultimately reside with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but whatever the outcome, the controversy shows how “Get Out” is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood’s prestige movie season.
Seldom are directorial debuts, February releases or horror films nominated for best picture.
Peele’s acclaimed film is an uncommonly sharp big-screen commentary on the real horrors of black existence and the hollowness of liberal progressiveness.
And nothing on Mars is nearly so scary as what lies here on Earth in Peele’s film.